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Alison Krauss And Union Station (2011)


Paper Airplane
Stunning first album in six years between the award-winning Alison Krauss and her longtime bandnion Station


Andy Fairweather low and the Lowriders (2013)


Zone-O-Tone
Fantastic soul-infused latest album from former Amen Corner singer Andy Fairweather Low and his new band the Lowriders


Bill Kirchen (2010)


Word to the Wise
Upbeat and memorable collection of duets between Michigan-born guitarist and singer-songwriter Bill Kirchen and a range of special guests which includes Elvis Costello and Maria Muldaur


Bill Wyman (2015)


Back to Basics
Multi-instrumentalist ansd ex-Rolling Stone Bill Wyman’s new release features a dozen originals which explore the blues musically and thematically


Blind Boys of Alabama (2011)


Take the High Road
Surprisingly contemporary-sounding latest album from gospel/country group the Blind Boys of Alabama, who have been playing together for over seventy years


Cowboy Junkies (2010)


Renmin Park
Thoughtful and moving latest album from the Cowboy Junkies, which was conceived by songwriter and guitarist Michael Timmins during a three month visit to China


Cowboy Junkies (2011)


Demons
Moving collection from the Cowboy Junkies of covers of their late friend, singer-songwriter Vic Chesnutt, who committed suicide in late 2009


Cowboy Junkies (2012)


The Wilderness
Poignantly fragile but rewarding latest album, the last in their Nomads series, from the Cowboy Junkies


Dar Williams (2010)


Many Great Companions
First-rate double CD compilation from inventive and under-rated New England-based folk/pop artist, Dar Williams


Dave Stewart (2011)


The Blackbird Diaries
Compulsive latest album from Eurythmics co-founder Dave Stewart, which features duets with Stevie Nicks, Martina McBride and the Secret Sisters.


Diana Jones (2013)


Museum Of Appalachia Recordings
Remarkable and authentic-sounding collection of old-time mountain music, recorded over two days in a wood cabin at the Museum Of Appalachia in Tennessee, on fourth album from acclaimed Nashville-based singer-songwriter Diana Jones


Dr John (2014)


Ske-Dat-De-Dat: The Spirit of Satch
Enjoyable compilation of blues, jazz and gospel covers from Dr John, which features guest contributions from Bonnie Raitt and the Blind Boys of Alabama


Dr John and the Lower 911 (2010)


Tribal
Unpredictable combination of jazz, funk and blues on new album from Dr John, which coincides with his half century of music making


Elizabeth Cook (2010)


Welder
Appealing combination of traditional-sounding country and contemporary themes on fine latest album from Florida-based singer-songwriter, Elizabeth Cook


Gretchen Peters (2012)


Hello Cruel World
Intensely personal, but ultimately triumphant ninth solo album from Nashville-based Grammy nominee, Gretchen Peters


Gretchen Peters (2015)


Blackbirds
Atmospheric and career-defining eighth album from the much acclaimed Nashville-based singer-songwriter Gretchen Peters, which finds her reflecting upon mortality


Gretchen Peters (2018)


Dancing with the Beast
Impressive latest album from American singer-songwriter Gretchen Peters, whose combination of sweet vocals and sad lyrics tells the stories of those who need a voice, and which features songs that will become classics in her repertoire



Henry Priestman (2014)


The Last Mad Surge of Youth
Thoughtful but warm-spirited second solo album from former Christians member, Henry Priestman


Huey Lewis and the News (2010)


Soulsville
Fabulous collection of Stax Records covers in first album in eight years from Huey Lewis and the News


Ian Hunter and the Rant Band (2012)


When I'm President
Intensely magnificent latest album from ex-Mott the Hoople front man,Ian Hunter


Ian Hunter and the Rant Band (2016)


Fingers Crossed
1970's rock icon Ian Hunter pays tribute to his friend David Bowie and looks back at his own amazing life and career on his latest solo album


Jimmie Vaughan (2010)


Plays Blues, Ballads and Favorites
Invigorating and energetic collection of covers from former Fabulous Thunderbirds guitarist, Jimmie Vaughan


Jimmy Webb (2009)


Cottonwood Farm
Fabulous and inpsirational album which finds much legendary American singer-songwriter Jimmy Webb, collaborating with his four sons, the Webb Brothers, and also Bob Webb, his father


Joan Baez (2018)


Whistle Down the Wind
Evocative and political new album from legendary folk artist and singer Joan Baez


Little Feat (2011)


40 Feat: The Hot Tomato Anthology
Magnificent three CD compilation of mainly live recordings recorded at different points in their forty year history from influential country rock outfit, Little Feat


Los Lobos (2010)


Tin Can Trust
Inventive latest album from much acclaimed and durable Mexican-influenced band, Los Lobos


Los Lobos (2015)


Gates of Gold
Legendary East L.A. group Los Lobos cook up a diverse musical brew on their latest album 'Gates of Gold'


Loudon Wainwright (2012)


Older Than My Old Man Now
Poignantly moving and also hilariously funny latest album from Loudon Wainwright III, which as well as of all his five children also includes a guest appearance from Dame Edna Everage


Loudon Wainwright Iii (2014)


Haven't Got the Blues (Yet)
Fabulous twenty-third album from ever versatile and hilarious singer-songwriter, Loudon Wainwright III


Mary Gauthier (2010)


The Foundling
Mournfully beautiful and honest fifth album from New Orleans born singer-songwriter, Mary Gauthier, which tells of search for completeness after her mother gave her up at birth


Mary Gauthier (2012)


Live at Blue Rock
Essential live album from critically-acclaimed New Orleans-born singer-songwriter Mary Gauthier, which includes two new songs


Mary Gauthier (2014)


Trouble and Love
Enjoyable but somewhat formulaic seventh album from Nashville-based singer-songwriter, Mary Gauthier


Mary Gauthier (2018)


Rifles and Rosary Beads
The most important album of the year so far from Mary Gauthier co-written with U.S. veterans and their families as part of the Songwriting With: Soldiers program


Matraca Berg (2012)


Love's Truck Stop
Sensitive sixth studio album from Grammy-nominated Tennessee-born singer-songwriter, Matrca Berg



Mike Farris (2018)


Silver and Stone
Hugely enjoyable gospel soul on latest record from Nashville-based Grammy Award winning artist Mike Farris


Nancy Griffith (2012)


Intersection
Fine return to form on twentieth album from Texan-born country star, Nancy Griffith


Neilson Hubbard (2018)


Cumberland Island
Evocative album from Neilson Hubbard which takes its inspiration from the remote Cumberland Island off the Atlantic coastline of Georgia where he and his new wife Audrey spent the first day of their married life


Nick Lowe (2011)


The Old Magic
Understated yet powerful and elegant first album in five years of country-tinged rock from Nick Lowe


Nick Lowe (2013)


Quality Street
Surprising but unnecessary collection of covers on early Christmas album from Nick Lowe


Nicole Atkins (2011)


Mondo Amore
Bittersweet second solo album from New Jersey-based singer-songwriter Nicole Atkins, inspired by both the collapse of her deal with her major record company and the break-up of her long-term relationship


Paul Heaton (2010)


Acid Country
Appealing, yet somewhat formulaic country-influenced third album from former Beautiful South and Housemartins frontman, Paul Heaton


Pete Brown and Phil Ryan (2010)


Road of Cobras
Adventurous and ambitious brass-laden latest album from former Jack Bruce co-writer Pete Brown and keyboardist and arranger, Phil Ryan


Red Sky July (2011)


Red Sky July
Sluggish debut album from country trio Red Sky July which, despite featuring members of Texas and Alisha's Attic, does not equal all of its parts


Richard Thompson (2010)


Dream Attic
Brooding and compelling live album from folk veteran, Richard Thompson


Richard Thompson (2013)


Electric
Splendid fourteenth solo album from one time Fairport Convention guitarist, Richard Thompson


Richard Thompson (2018)


13 Rivers
Excellent new album from Richard Thompson which features a set of profound, technically astute songs but proves not for the light-hearted romantic


Steve Cradock (2013)


Travel Wild Travel Free
Evocative third solo album from Ocean Colour Scene guitarist and Paul Weller band member, Steve Cradock


Tom Russell (2011)


Mesabi
Multi-layered and haunting Americana on latest album from gritty-voiced Texan singer-songwriter, Tom Russell


Waterboys (2011)


An Appointment with Mr. Yeats
Fantastic return to form on new album from the Waterboys, which sets to music the poems of the Irish poet W.B. Yeats


Willie Nelson and Asleep at the Wheel (2010)


Willie and the Wheel
Excellent collection of country swing covers from Willie Nelson and the critically acclaimed Asleep at the Wheel







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